See the Good!

I’ve been seeing hearts lately. I look up and see heart-shaped clouds, heart-shaped openings in trees, and I look down and see heart-shaped rocks. Suddenly they are everywhere! I feel so excited, so blessed, every time this happens, so I keep snapping photos and posting them, because I can hardly contain my excitement! Love is Everywhere!

A funny thing happened the other day though. An elderly client of mine looked at my most recent “heart cloud pic” that I posted on Facebook, and couldn’t see the heart. “I see an insect,” she told me. “Really??” I replied,  “You seriously don’t see the heart?” “No,” she replied, “It’s a Bug!” I pointed out the arches at the top, the point at the bottom, but to her it was still a bug.

I thought about how we all see different things. The classic ‘glass half empty or half full,’ or the movie “Vantage Point,” which so beautifully shows several very different views of the same event. We see things based on our personal experiences, our beliefs and thoughts, and our expectations. We see things through our own lenses. Of course, we can always choose what we see. Do I want to see situations as stressful and overwhelming? Do I want to see myself as a victim? Do I want to see people as mean and selfish? I can adjust my lenses, and choose to see another view at any time. I can readjust my vision for the day.

I bought a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses. I am reminding myself to see the good, everywhere. How bout you?


Reiki brings relief!

A client of mine said something the other day that I thought was pretty significant. “Out of all the things I’m doing,” she said, “the chiropractor, neurologist, and Reiki, the only thing that brings me any relief is Reiki!” She suffers from migraine headaches, and back and shoulder problems, but I hear this a lot from clients with a wide range of symptoms, both physical and psychological. Reiki brings relief.

How does this happen? Reiki, a form of therapeutic touch first used centuries ago in Japan, allows the body to relax. When stress is present in any number of forms, our bodies produce cortisol and go into that “fight or flight” response which allows us to run fast or life heavy objects when faced with life-threatening danger. The problem is, our “stress-filled” lifestyles keep us in that state CONTINUOUSLY, which is very bad for physical and emotional health. Any number of symptoms can occur that are directly related to stress. An ever-increasing number of auto-immune conditions have become prevalent in our society and are directly related to being under continuous stress of one kind or another.

Reiki helps the body to relax. Period. When deeply relaxed, we can let go of stress, and our wise and intuitive bodies go back to their normal “self healing and self regulating” modes. Pain is reduced or goes away completely; tension and “panic attacks” can resolve themselves; chronic systemic illnesses improve or resolve themselves. The power of Reiki has been recognized in recent years so much so that ALL of the Boston hospitals now utilize Reiki as a complimentary therapy. A growing number of hospitals around the country, as well as senior centers, wellness centers and spas, nursing homes, palliative care centers, chiropractic offices, drug and alcohol rehabs, are all using Reiki. Studies are being done so there will be more scientific and medical data available, but the results are clear – Reiki brings Relief!

If you haven’t yet tried Reiki, I urge you to contact me for a session. You won’t know what you’re missing unless you try it.



Welcome to healing

Welcome! I’m so glad you are joining me on this journey to better health and peaceful, vital energy. In this blog, I’m going to share healing wisdom from Reiki and Holistic Health and Nutrition.

Reiki is a form of therapeutic touch that is centuries old, yet is being utilized more and more in mainstream (western) medical facilities. I will share Reiki stories, testimonials, hospital studies and data, and will include Guest Bloggers from the Reiki community.

Holistic Nutrition and wellness is a broad field with lots of information. I will share articles as well as simple ways that you can improve your health.

Thank you for joining me, I look forward to sharing in your healing journey.

Peace, Ruthie